Awards & Recognition Specialists Since 1960

Iconic Entertainment Awards

The entertainment industry has long recognized the accomplishments of its members. The best movies, actors, musicians, directors, and a multitude of behind the scenes specialists are annually recognized by their peers and celebrated during live broadcasts for fans and viewers worldwide. A common feature of these award shows is the Trophy given to the winner of each category. These highly coveted awards are worth far more than the actual value of the item to their recipients, they are an embodiment of the excellence of their work and respect of their industry peers and admirers.

Here is an overview of what is considered the four major American Entertainment Awards – The Academy Awards, The Grammy Awards, The Emmy Awards, and the Tony Awards.

The Academy Award

The Academy Awards are given for artistic and technical merit in the film industry. The 92nd Academy Awards ceremony was most recently held in February 2019. Officially called the “Academy Award of Merit”, the golden statuette is more commonly referred to by its nickname “Oscar”. The first Oscar was given in 1929. The Statuette is made of gold-plated bronze on a black metal base. It is 13.5″ tall, weighs 8.5 lbs. and depicts a knight rendered in Art Deco style holding a crusader’s sword standing on a reel of film with five spokes. The five spokes represent the original branches of the Academy: Actors, Writers, Directors, Producers, and Technicians.

Walt Disney has won the most Oscars with 22 along with four honorary Academy Awards. The most Oscars for acting belongs to Katharine Hepburn with 4.

Academy Award “Oscar”

The Grammy Awards

Originally called the Gramophone Award, The “Grammy” is an award presented by the Recording Academy recognizing the highest achievements in the music industry. The first presentation of the gold-plated trophy depicting a gilded gramophone was held in 1959 with the most current 61st presentation in February 2019. The four “General Fields” of awards are Record of the Year, Album of the Year, Song of the Year, and Best New Artist. These awards are not restricted by genre. The only two artists to win all four of these awards are Christopher Cross, who won all four in 1980, and Adele, who won Best New Artist in 2009, and the other three in 2012 and 2017.

Grammy Award

The Emmy Awards

The Emmy Award recognizes excellence in the television industry. There are numerous annual events each honoring one of the various sectors of television industry however the two most recognized events are the Primetime Emmys and the Daytime Emmys. These awards are presented by three organizations, the Academy, National Academy, and International Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. They have been awarded since 1949 and most recently celebrated the 71st presentation. The Emmy is named after “immy”, a nickname for the image orthicon tube commonly used in early TV cameras. The statuette depicts a winged woman holding an atom. The wings represent the muse of art and the atom the electron of science. The award is made of copper, nickel, silver, and gold and is 15.5 ” tall, weighing 5.5 lbs.

The late night comedy show Saturday Night Live has the most all-time Emmy wins with 65. Cloris Leachman and Julia Louis-Dreyfus each have the most Emmys by a performer with 8 while Ed Asner has 7 awards for the most by a male performer.

Emmy Award

The Tony Awards

The Antoinette Perry Award for Excellence in Broadway Theatre, more commonly known as the Tony Award, recognizes excellence in live Broadway theatre. Named after the co-founder of the American Theatre Wing, the trophy consists of a medallion portraying the comedy and tragedy masks suspended on a pewter swivel and mounted on a black acrylic base. It is 9.5″ tall and weighs 3.5 lbs. The 73rd annual ceremony took place at Radio City Music Hall in New York on June 2019. The first awards were presented in 1947. The most Tony nominations ever received by a single production was the musical Hamilton with 16 nominations in 13 categories in 2016. The most wins by a single production is The Producers with 12 awards including Best Musical.

Tony Award

EGOT Winners

As of 2019, fifteen individuals have won all four of these major award called an EGOT (Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, Tony).

Six other artists have also received all four awards, but at least one of the awards was non-competitive, special or honorary in nature.

3 Occasions to Use Engraving Services

There are many reasons to use Engraving Services. We define Engraving Services as adding personalization to any engraveable item. The item to be engraved can be anything from a traditional award, gift, or practically any object that has an engraveable area. We will focus on three occasions that are perfect for Engraving Services – Award Presentations, Personalized Gifts, and Item Identification.

Dell Awards is known for providing customers and users with state-of-the-art engraving services in the San Diego, CA area and beyond. We take pride in our expertise and craftsmanship when personalizing our customers’ projects.

Award Presentations

Presenting an award to an individual or group is often as thrilling as receiving one. The one thing that makes an award even better is personalizing it. Receiving an accolade is gratifying in itself however the value increases greatly when it is presented with their own name and accomplishment permanently marking the occasion. Whether you are recognizing individuals or marking an outstanding milestone, personalization will make your presentation shine.

Personalized Gifts

There are many occasions to give gifts. Major events such as weddings, retirements, religious ceremonies, baby showers, graduations, and so much more. Sometimes we give gifts just to show our appreciation and thanks to someone who has made a difference to us. Once again, personalization by engraving elevates the gift to the next level. It shows the thoughtfulness and gratitude to make it uniquely for the recipient. Having your gift engraved commemorates the event or reason for giving and creates a more valuable keepsake.

Item Identification

Engraving any item will change how that item is perceived. It can be strictly for identification or as a personal inscription to identify to whom the item belongs or is being given. For example, engraving a prototype gadget with a trademark logo and model number or a baseball glove with the owner’s name. Adding engraving to any item can be as simple as a name or as intricate as a custom design or photograph. Personalizing electronic equipment such as a laptop is an excellent way to identify and make it unique to its owner.

Our Engraving Service

Dell Award has been personalizing our clients’ awards, gifts, and personal items for 60 years. With today’s technology, laser engraving is often the preferred marking method however we also offer traditional diamond drag engraving, digital printing, and other processes. We can engrave text and match almost any typestyle desired as well as clipart, original artwork, photographs, and drawings. We offer art services if customer-supplied artwork is not of acceptable quality and can help with design and layout to create the perfect personalization specifically for you.

If you’re planning to submit artwork, vector images such as .ai, .eps, .cdr, or vector pdf files work best. High resolution bitmap images of 300 dpi resolution may also work well.

A Guide to Our Plaque Awards

Plaque awards are some of the many products that we offer over at Dell Awards. That said, this is a broad category that encompasses a number of the plaque awards we offer. Below we’re going to go over classic plaques, premium plaques, specialty plaques, and perpetual plaques so that you can buy your plaque awards completely informed.

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A Complete Guide to Name Badges

Name badges are the first impression you offer to another individual. Whether you’re working in an office, representing an organization, or attending a social gathering, these name badges provide others with a clear initial introduction and impression of who you are. That’s why we aim to provide individuals with name badges that suit their individual needs. Below, you can read about how different types of badges will serve you.

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Trophy Shop Stock Awards

Stock awards are ready-made awards like medals and trophies. In stock awards, a name, logo or badge, and description are added to make it personalized—a less expensive option compared to custom awards.

Every event and award recipient is unique and has its own traits and preferences and so the stock award must be customized or personalized to suit their needs.

A business or professional award might be something elegant with a simple design featuring more traditional materials such as marble or crystal. These awards can be used in different important events, professional fields and institutions such as musical and theatrical events, schools, hobby organizations, sports leagues, and others.

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Our Custom Awards & Personalization Process

Custom awards are generally for customers looking to create truly personalized awards such as trophies, plaques, medals and others when they want to honor a fellow team member, client, employee or business partner for their outstanding efforts and achievements.

Dell Awards has been offering unique awards and various other items of recognition since opening the doors in 1960.

These types of awards are specially tailored to suit our customers’ unique design needs, branding and messaging requirements and what we can create is virtually limitless, from the types of materials used to our engraving methods.

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Awards & Recognition is in Our Blood

As our very first blog I’d like to thank you for stopping by! Dell Awards has been crafting quality, customized awards and recognition products for almost 60 years now. Whew! It’s been quite a ride! Starting as a small mom and pop shop by our founders, Dell and Stella Lake, we have been a reliable and trustworthy member of our local community in Lemon Grove, California since day one of opening the showroom doors.

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